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Colorado Ballet to host Firebird Gala in February

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Colorado Ballet will host the Firebird Gala at 6 p.m. on February 23, 2017 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  This Firebird-themed event will take place during the run of Colorado Ballet’s production of Ballet MasterWorks, which includes Firebird and two other ballets.

 

The event will begin with cocktails in the Chambers Grant Salon followed by entertainment on the stage at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  Colorado Ballet’s dancers will perform excerpts from Ballet MasterWorks as well as the world premiere of a new short work inspired by presenting sponsor ARROW Electronics.

  

“We are thrilled to have ARROW Electronics as the presenting sponsor for our Colorado Ballet Firebird Gala,” said Denise Sanderson, Gala Chair.  “As part of our entertainment, Colorado Ballet’s Ballet Mistress Sandra Brown has choreographed a new work to be performed to ARROW Electronics’ Five Years Out symphony overture, composed by Colorado Symphony Orchestra’s former resident conductor Scott O’Neil.”  

  

After the entertainment, guests will participate in a paddle raise and a live auction of five experiential items.

   

“I am thrilled to be part of the second Colorado Ballet Gala to be held at the Ballet’s home, the Ellie Caulkins Opera House,” said Susan Stiff, Colorado Ballet Development Officer.  “This year’s live auction will focus entirely on one-of-a-kind experiences such as a weekend at The Broadmoor including the use of a Maserati, to a dinner for 10, prepared by a celebrity chef, served in an exclusive private home.” 

  

Immediately following the live auction, guests will enjoy dinner in the Ellie Caulkins Opera House lobby and second level balcony.

  

Tickets and sponsorships are available.  According to Sanderson, there are even Gala sponsorship levels that include underwriting a Gala ticket for one or more of Colorado Ballet’s professional dancers.  By underwriting a dancer, guests have the opportunity to interact with members of the Company during the Gala in addition to watching them perform.

  

The Firebird Gala will raise money to support Colorado Ballet’s professional Company, Academy and Education and Community Engagement programs.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org/gala.  

  

Cocktail attire is recommended.

Maria Mosina by Allen Birnbach

Young Professionals: See behind the scenes at the Denver Performing Arts Complex at the Tour and Taste event

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Ever wonder where the stars of Book of Mormon and The Nutcracker go when they’re not onstage? What secret passages do the actors follow to find their way on stage? Let your curiosity lead the way and experience a behind-the-scenes look at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (DPAC)!

Join DPAC resident companies Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, Colorado Symphony and Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday September 10 for an exclusive backstage crawl of the WHOLE complex. Enjoy brunch bites before you depart and mingle with other young arts lovers to discuss your favorite part of the tour.

  • 10 a.m. - Mimosas and Brunch Bites
  • 11 a.m. - Tours depart
  • Post-tour snacks and libations!

Cost: $20 - Enter password tasteballet to access Colorado Ballet's exclusive ticket price (tickets are normally $25).  Click here to purchase tickets

Check out Colorado Avid Golfer's feature on Gil Boggs

Friday, April 29, 2016

Colorado Avid Golfer featured Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs in an article in the May issue of the magazine.  Click here to read the article.

Boggs, who just finished his 10th season as the artistic director of the Company, served as the Academy Director of Chelsea Piers Golf Club in New York City after he retired as a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.  Colorado Ballet's 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on June 6 at the Lakewood Country Club will honor Boggs.  Click here for more information about the tournament.

Colorado Ballet to host golf tournament in June honoring Artistic Director Gil Boggs

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Colorado Ballet will host The 2nd Annual Colorado Ballet Golf Tournament on June 6, 2016 at the Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W 10th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214.  The golf tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.

The tournament will honor Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs, who is currently in his 10th season with the Company.  Boggs was a former principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and was the former Academy Director of Chelsea Piers Golf Club in New York City.

“This is the second year of the tournament, which raises money for Colorado Ballet’s professional Company, Academy and Education and Community Engagement programs,” said Colorado Ballet Corporate Development Officer Susan Stiff.  “We decided to honor Boggs with this tournament because he has a passion for golf and during his tenure, Colorado Ballet has flourished, with record-breaking ticket sales seasons, a new home and an outstanding artistic product that rivals some of the best professional dance companies in the U.S.”

The tournament will consist of foursomes and will include on-course challenges like closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women.  Colorado Ballet will also award prizes to the top foursome and competition winners.  The event will also include lunch, starting at 12 p.m.

Registrations and sponsorships are currently available.  To register for the Golf Tournament, visit www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: balletgolf.  For more information, visit www.coloradoballet.org/golf.

Colorado Ballet to host Queen of Hearts Ball

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Colorado Ballet will host the “Queen of Hearts Ball,” an Alice in Wonderland-themed gala at 5:30 p.m. on February 25, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  The evening’s entertainment will include a performance by Colorado Ballet dancers performing sections from the ballet Alice (in Wonderland).  In addition, Tom Wopat, who began his career as Luke Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard and went on to become a Tony-nominated Broadway singer, television and movie actor will perform live.

Two of Wopat’s songs will be accompanied by a performance by Colorado Ballet dancers, with new choreography by Sandra Brown, Colorado Ballet’s Ballet Mistress and Choreographer.  In addition to the live entertainment, the ball will include cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction and a three-course meal by Kevin Taylor in the Chambers Grant Salon.  The event will conclude with dancing on the stage of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  Colorado Ballet will also pay tribute to Honorary Queen of Hearts Ball Chair and Board Member, Joanne Posner-Mayer during the event.

“I’m thrilled about Tom Wopat as entertainment at the Queen of Hearts Ball,” said Susan Stiff, Colorado Ballet Corporate Development Officer.  “He has performed in Denver in Annie, Get Your Gun at the Buell Theatre as well as at a recent performance at Augustana Arts.  He is an absolutely terrific entertainer!”

Tickets are $100 for young professionals (does not include dinner), $300 for individuals before January 1, $350 for individuals after January 1, $450 for VIP until January 1, and $500 after January 1.  Tables of 10 are $3,500, VIP tables of 10 are $5,000, and a table to sit with Tom Wopat is $10,000.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org/gala.

The attire is black-tie or ballet-themed costumes.  The entertainment sponsor for the Queen of Hearts Ball is Always Best Care Senior Services.

About Tom Wopat
Thrust into the national consciousness by his role in the iconic TV show, The Dukes of Hazzard, Tom Wopat has enjoyed a long and varied career -he has starred in a dozen Broadway shows, including Tony-nominated roles in Annie, Get Your Gun and Catered Affair, and worked in several different films, most recently Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. He has also recorded and helped produce nine different critically acclaimed albums, including last year’s Christmas collaboration with Dukes co-star, John Schneider, entitled “Home for Christmas.”

Colorado Ballet to host Nutcracker Market in Skyline Park November 5-8

Monday, October 12, 2015

Colorado Ballet will host the first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market November 5-8, 2015 in a heated tent in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver at 16th and Arapahoe Streets.

The market will consist of an upscale retail market, with additional artisan and high-end craft booths.  In addition to the holiday market, Colorado Ballet will host other events and activities including a private kick-off cocktail party, two Breakfast with Santa events, a food court with a variety of food trucks, and live music by local chorale and music groups.  Colorado Ballet Academy students will also perform on November 8.

“Colorado Ballet takes great pride in hosting our first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will kick-off the holiday season in Denver,” said Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Colorado Ballet Special Events and Boutique Manager.  “The Nutcracker Market will showcase the best Denver has to offer for holiday gift ideas with great entertainment and holiday festivities.”

The event will be held annually during the first weekend of November in Downtown Denver and will benefit Colorado Ballet and its affiliate programs.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Children ages 12 and under are free.  Breakfast with Santa costs $30 and includes breakfast, visit with Santa, cookie and ornament decorating, and admission to the market for one day.  The Kick-off Cocktail Party on November 5 costs $50 for a single ticket or $75 for a couple and both tickets include hors d’oeurves, two drinks and market entry on one of the following days.  For more information on the Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, visit www.coloradoballet.org/nutcrackermarket.

Attitude on Santa Fe dinner and performance will showcase three new works choreographed by Colorado Ballet dancers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Colorado Ballet will host the first Attitude on Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. on September 19 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO.  The event will include a three course meal and wine, followed by the performance of three new ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers.

Attitude on Santa Fe is a wonderful opportunity to not only see Colorado Ballet’s dancers perform in our intimate Black Box Theater, but it is also a way to see new works choreographed by the dancers themselves,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director.  “When we moved into our new home on Santa Fe Drive last year, we wanted to showcase new works in our fantastic theater space.  This is the perfect event to see innovative choreography created by three aspiring choreographers.”

Sean Omandam’s new work, Scatterplot will feature ten of Colorado Ballet’s dancers performing to the music of Radicalfashion.  The name of the ballet comes from the statistical term of a summary of two variables of data in which each unique contributes to the point on the scatterplot, but the points are not joined.

Kevin Gaël Thomas’ new ballet, Nostalgia will feature two different pieces of music: "Elegie" by composer Gabriel Faure and "La Memoire et La Mer" from the French singer and poet Leo Ferre.  The ballet features seven dancers.  “The piece portrays the nostalgia of the meaningful moments shared with the people we have met throughout our existence; from the first encounters growing to the passionate moments that eventually fade away…,” said Thomas.

Kevin Hale’s new work, Sinister Love will feature seven of Colorado Ballet’s dancers performing to three songs by Max Richter, “On the Nature of Daylight,” “Sketchbook,” and “November.”  The ballet features a dancer portraying the character of Death, who falls in love with a woman and it gravely impacts the people around her.

Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $75 and seating is limited.  To register, visit www.coloradoballet.org/events

Colorado Ballet plans to host another Attitude on Santa Fe event with different works by Colorado Ballet’s dancers in early 2016.

Registration is open for Colorado Ballet’s fall events

Friday, August 14, 2015

We’re back in full-swing here at Colorado Ballet, and we want you to get involved!  Check out our upcoming fall events.  We'll have more details on all of these events soon.

Attitude on Santa Fe
Saturday, September 19, 2015
6-8:30 p.m.
Armstrong Center for Dance
Cost: $75
Enjoy an elegant three-course dinner and wine followed by a fabulous performance in the black box theater, all for less than a night out on the town!

Behind the Scenes Luncheon – La Sylphide
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kevin Taylor’s at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $55 ($100 for both 2015-2016 luncheons)
Enjoy lunch, and hear from Principal Dancer Maria Mosina, who is celebrating her 20th season with Colorado Ballet! Then stay for a sneak peek of Colorado Ballet’s upcoming performance of La Sylphide.

Ladies at the Barre – La Sylphide
Friday, October 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. performance
Dinner: Nickel Restaurant
Performance: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $140
Enjoy a night out with dinner and Colorado Ballet’s performance of La Sylphide!

Click here to register for any of these upcoming events.

Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market seeks artisans and craft vendors for 2015 event

Monday, August 03, 2015

Colorado Ballet is seeking artisans and craft vendors to participate in the first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will take place November 5-8, 2015 in a heated tent in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver at 16th and Arapahoe Streets.

The market will consist of an upscale retail market, with additional artisan and high-end craft booths.  In addition to the holiday market, Colorado Ballet will host other events and activities including a private kick-off cocktail party, four Breakfast with Santa events, a food court with a variety of food trucks, and live music by local chorale and music groups.

“Colorado Ballet takes great pride in hosting our first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will kick-off the holiday season in Denver,” said Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Colorado Ballet Special Events and Boutique Manager.  “The Nutcracker Market will showcase the best Denver has to offer for holiday gift ideas with great entertainment and holiday festivities.”

The event will be held annually during the first weekend of November in Downtown Denver and will benefit Colorado Ballet and its affiliate programs.

For more information on becoming a vendor, contact Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Special Events and Boutique Manager, at 303-339-1717 or sarah.trevino-anderson@coloradoballet.org.

For more information on the Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, visit www.coloradoballet.org/nutcrackermarket.

Nutcracker Market

Gala and Academy performance photos available

Friday, May 22, 2015

Photos from Colorado Ballet's Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16 are now available to view and purchase through Custom Creations Photography:
http://creationize.smugmug.com/Other/CO-Ballet-Event-Coverage-2015/49396924_3W96bW#!i=4072725036&k=qskBdNH

Buckstein plays for Arts with Altitude patrons
Photo by Custom Creations Photography

 

Photos from Colorado Ballet Academy's Spring Performance on May 16 are now available to view and purchase through Francisco Estevez Photography:
http://franciscoestevezphotography.zenfolio.com/showcase2015

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

 

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